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Building Bridges: Student Power, Plus Paid Sick Leave Rally

Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report
National Edition - 28 minutes
Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
Rally at NY City Hall Fights for Paid Sick Leave Now

Whether itâs the swine flu or another illness, workers shouldnât have to
go without their pay, risk retaliation or even losing their jobs when they
are sick or need to take care of a sick child. But thatâs the situation for
1.8 million NYC workers and itâs not just unfair for them, itâs public health
risk. Last week A Better Balance and NYS Paid Family Leave Coalition
sponsored a rally on the steps of City Hall where community and labor
coalitions joined NYC elected officials and special guest Gloria Steinem
in supporting long overdue NYC legislation mandating employers
provide paid sick leave.
Student Power Scores Win for Honduran Workers
and Tackles U.S. University Budget Cuts
Jack Mahoney, National Organizer, United Students Against
Sweatshops (USAS)
Sana Javed, USAS Activist and Senior, University of Maryland

The often raucous student movement announced that it had achieved its
biggest victory so far. USAS pressure tactics forced one of the nationâs
leading sportswear companies, Russell Athletic, to agree to rehire
1,200 workers in Honduras who lost their jobs when Russell closed their
factory soon after the workers had unionized. In addition to organizing
around the end to sweatshops here and abroad, USAS is active in
fighting against university budget cuts, tuition increases and layoffs
including the campaigns that led to the current wave of mass
demonstrations and occupations at the University of California system.
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Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg